Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Second Sleeve Blues

You know what, that second sleeve is rough. My dad used to say he didn't like to drive the same mile twice, and that's how I feel, too. I am wishing for elves to come in the night and take up these needles. Just get me to the yoke, and I will be FINE.

26 comments:

  1. I feel that way about the second sock, even.

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  2. Well, if you finish the second sleeve, doesn't that mean you're in the home stretch? Of course, I only knit scarves, in garter stitch!

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  3. gorgeous cabling work and I know exactly what you mean. With gloves I knit both at the same time.It seems to speed up my knitting too.

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  4. You have reminded me why I would always knit the sleeves at the same time, on long-enough needles, particularly if a complicated design was involved.

    All the same, it's all looking quite wonderful in your photographs. Keep on keeping on.

    xo

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  5. Your knitting looks complicated and beautiful x

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  6. We know your pain! I'd knit vests only if my arms were presentable (they aren't).

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  7. Oh my goodness. That's fabulous, I was pleased with myself when I managed a swatch of honeycomb cables!

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  8. from Denise

    I have always hated doing the second whatever. Now when I'm knitting I always do both at once. Mittens, socks, sleeves. Takes the same amount of time but at least they're done at the same time.

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  9. Mind blowing pattern - makes my brain hurt!

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  10. Omg ..quiet a pattern... So intricate ... It looks complicated and elegant. I'm sure you will finish in no time and then when you see the sweater all ready you will be so very excited ... And of course ... So proud. What an accomplishment.

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  11. I can't imagine knitting such a pattern - it's a beauty indeed, but looks oh so complicated! Anyway, I know how you feel even if I've never made something that difficult, the second sleeve, or glove, or whatever, is always boring... xD

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  12. Mega-complicated pattern! I.m not surprised you're taking a bit of a pause...

    Penny
    x

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  13. Knitting the second sleeve is a bit tedious. I try not to do the second sleeve straight after the first. Do a different part between the two sleeves. I'm knitting myself an Aran coat. I started with a front and have almost finished the back. Then I think I'dd do a sleeve, the other front and the second sleeve. That way I won't be knitting exactly the same thing twice in a row.

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  14. You now know how long it wil take. It's a beautiful pattern! Can you tell us what pattern it is? And with what yarn you're knitting? I'm curious for your sweater.
    Anja Storm

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  15. I knit two sleeves on a circular needle at the same time for the first time last month and that felt better. Anyway if you need a diversion, go and see my joni mitchell crochet skirt all finished - you will want one! Jo x

    http://joeveryday19.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Though rough it is,
    it also is extremely pretty!
    Keep going!

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  17. You might be encouraged by all these comments :-). The part that's done looks so fabulous, so giving up is no option!! Having said this; I totally understand what you mean. I hate doing the same thing twice!! Second-sock-syndrome :-)).

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  18. I know how you feel. I start things, but get bored if the pattern is complicated and takes too long. So then I start something else before finishing . Keep going though, the pattern is lovely, and it'll be worth it in the end. xx

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  19. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us and I can relate to what your Dad said and of course your sleeve. Keep going we can't wait to see the finished product!

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  20. Gorgeous color, gorgeous pattern! Can't wait to see the finished product. I bet when it is done, you'll be ready for a noncounting pattern.

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  21. Oh I feel you! I just started a second knee-lenght sock with a fair-isle pattern and I really have to force myself to do the exact same fair-isle pattern again...

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  22. That first sleeve is a thing of beauty! It also looks very difficult (to me), so I could see why you might need to take a big deep breath before you tackle the second one. I'm very curious to see the whole of it finished. Lovely pattern.

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  23. Tough but so pretty - keep on knitting!

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